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Legal news from Monday, August 14, 2006
by Brett Murphy

Allegations of recruiting violations by the US military increased from 4,400 cases in 2004 to 6,600 cases in 2005 according to a report released by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Monday, with actual criminal violations rising by more than 200 percent, from 30 in 2004 to 70 in 2005. The …

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by Brett Murphy

US Chief Justice John Roberts named Jeffrey P. Minear, former senior litigation counsel in the Office of the Solicitor General, as his top aide on Monday. Minear and Roberts worked together for four years at the solicitor general's office and also on the Microsoft antitrust suit. Commenting on …

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by Brett Murphy

Legal Services Corp., a government-funded non-profit corporation that provides legal assistance to indigent Americans, has been using funds to provide luxuries for its board members and executives, AP reported Monday. The corporation turns away about half of all applicants due to lack of monetary resources, yet agency documents obtained by AP show that federal funding …

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by Joe Shaulis

The Nigerian military withdrew from part of the disputed Bakassi peninsula on Monday, nearly four years after the International Court of Justice ruled that the territory and its oil reserves should be handed over to Cameroon. Implementation of the ICJ ruling was turned over to a special UN-appointed commission, under which …

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by Joe Shaulis

The Middle East ceasefire directed in a UN resolution adopted Friday that took effect at 8 AM local time (0500 GMT) Monday, "appears to be generally holding," Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said in a statement. The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) reported that it knew …

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by Joe Shaulis

Australia will pursue the return of David Hicks from the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay if new charges are not brought and a military tribunal formed by November, Australian Attorney General Philip Ruddock told the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday. Such a promise was made by US …

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by Jaime Jansen

Leaders of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) will not be arrested if they attend peace talks with the Ugandan government in Sudan, a UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) official said Monday. The talks began in July but were adjourned last week because the rebels and government could not agree on terms to halt hostilities …

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by Jaime Jansen

The Japanese Justice Ministry has introduced plans for a new court process that will allow crime victims to sue for damages in a civil lawsuit that runs simultaneously with a criminal trial. In an effort to help speed up compensation for victims, the planned system will allow crime victims to use evidence from the criminal …

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by Jaime Jansen

Australian Prime Minister John Howard on Monday abandoned the proposed Migration Amendment (Designated Unauthorised Arrivals) Bill that would have required asylum seekers arriving by boat to be processed at offshore camps after it became apparent that the Senate would not approve the bill. Senator Judith Troeth, a member of the governing Liberal Party …

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by Jaime Jansen

Judge Abdullah al-Amiri, a Shiite judge, will preside over the second Saddam Hussein trial by the Iraqi High Tribunal, this one involving the so-called "Anfal" operation that killed 100,000 Kurds in northern Iraq in the 1980s. In the new trial, scheduled to begin on August 21, Hussein and six co-defendants are charged …

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by Jaime Jansen

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the leftist candidate challenging the results of Mexico's disputed July 2 presidential election, said Sunday that his supporters would continue their protests in Mexico City until September or later, unless the Federal Electoral Tribunal orders a full ballot-by-ballot recount of votes. …

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by Jaime Jansen

US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff suggested Sunday that the US could benefit from revised anti-terror laws that allow for increased electronic surveillance of terror suspects. Chertoff, who also suggested that the US consider allowing increased detention of terror suspects while speaking on Fox News Sunday and ABC's This Week, …

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